Bruce Springsteen & Clarence Clemmons -1980 Autographed Page, With Lifetime Guarantee
An 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper, signed by Clarence Clemmons and Bruce Springsteen. Clemmons signs “To Jeff / Right On! The Big Man/Clarence Clemmons” and Springsteen simply signs “Bruce Springsteen”. These autographs were signed on October 25, 1980 at Springsteen’s show at the Portland Memorial Coliseum, during The River Tour, backstage for an employee of the promoter.
The original recipient (Jeff) wrote us:
I worked one more Bruce show, on The River tour, October 25, 1980. This one was at the Memorial Coliseum. I got 3 sets of autographs here, one I mailed to a friend who was an editor at Bantam Books, and a superfan. I got one for me, and one for a friend, which I never delivered. I was impressed with Bruce for several reasons. Usually bands would show up at 4 or 4:30 for the sound check, do the sound check, leave, and go back to the hotel, and show up again shortly before the time they were scheduled to go on stage.
Bruce arrived very early in the afternoon. He went into his dressing room, and shut the door. He came out for the sound check, and then went back into the dressing room (There was a room for Bruce, a room for Clarence, and a room for the rest of the band, and then catering and mingling areas). After the show, he went back into the dressing room, and I was told that he got a massage for a half-hour to an hour. Sometime about 1 or 1:30 in the morning, they were ready to leave. It was October, and it was a chill and foggy night. They had an SUV which was parked out in the parking lot. They went out the door, and there were still about 100 or 150 fans standing out there. Bruce walked up to them, and started talking and shaking hands. He went right to them, rather than avoiding them. I was impressed with that.
As for the autographs, I gave them mine [to sign] first, and Clarence wrote “The Big Man” and signed it, and then Bruce signed it without writing anything else…
These beautiful signatures are both written in blue ballpoint pen, and rate as perfect ’10’s’, clear, clean, unfaded and unhurried. Easily the best Springsteen signatures we’ve offered. With Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
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